Past Events

These are our past events. See also our Forthcoming Events.

  • Sun 16 Sep 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Andrew McMillan was born in South Yorkshire in 1988; his debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. The collection also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, a Somerset Maugham Award (2016), an Eric Gregory Award (2016) and a Northern Writers' award (2014). It was shortlisted the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Costa Poetry Award,  The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2016, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Polari First Book Prize. It was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2015.  Most recently physical has been translated into Norwegian (Aschehoug, 2017) and a bi-lingual French edition, Le Corps Des Hommes (Grasset, 2018). His second collection, playtime, will be published by Jonathan Cape in 2018. He is senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at MMU and lives in Manchester.  

    For tickets and subscriptions visit http://www.bromsgrovewords.com/tickets.html or purchase direct from Artrix at www.artrix.co.uk or call Box Office on 01527 577330

  • Sun 16 Sep 2018 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Sun 9 Sep 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Sun 2 Sep 2018 4:30 PM

  • Thu 30 Aug 2018 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ

    Dudley-born comic poet, humourist  and singer from North Cornwall, Rob Barratt writes all his own material.

    His act combines clever word-play with satire, verse, song and audience participation. He deals with such important topics as second homes, squid, distressed furniture, data-driven education, Neanderthals and why he doesn't want to swim with dolphins but beneath the humour lurk serious issues.

    “His head is well and truly located in ‘Planet Barratt,’ clearly a place of wonderfully bizarre inspiration. “ (Coventry Telegraph)

    For more information, admission prices, directions etc visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • Sun 26 Aug 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Sun 19 Aug 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Sun 12 Aug 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Thu 9 Aug 2018 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ

    Stalwarts of the 70s and 80s Midlands folk scene, John McGowan and Chris Laverty are Malfunction. They made their debut as Malfunction on March 26th 1976....so their 42nd anniversary has been and gone!!

    That said they still exude the same professionalism, musicianship and sense of fun as they did all those years back. Lifting their material from 60s and 70s pop and folk and country music they also feature great original songs from stalwarts of the folk scene over the years - in fact anything that can be played on two guitars with an occasional bit of mandolin thrown in and that features two voices which are now dropping a bit with age might get the Malfunction treatment!

    A great night in prospect!!

    Go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk for details, entrance charges, directions etc.

  • Sun 5 Aug 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Sun 29 Jul 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Thu 26 Jul 2018 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ

    Jez Lowe, who will be appearing at Bromsgrove Folk Club on Thursday 26th July, is not only one of the hardest working singer songwriters on the scene, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers.

    A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of his continuing standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene.

    Jez will be at the Club in his solo incarnation although he continues to collaborate with some of the best in the genre....Steve Tilston, The Pitmen Poets, The Bad Pennies alongside his work with the BBC's Radio Ballads

    Jez’s latest project, earmarked for early 2018, is the publication of his first novel, The Dillen Doll, ...with an accompanying CD featuring a “suite” of traditional songs inspired by the story within it. This endeavour sees him return to his roots in the folk music of his native North East England, and will be the focus of his work in the year ahead

    Jez will be supported on the night by Fairfield, the club's popular resident band. The show, which will be held at the Club's regular venue, The Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, B61 0JJ, gets under way at 8.00pm.

    Admission prices are £10.00 for non-members, £8.00 for members and £4.00 for under 25s.

    For further information contact Bob on 0121 476 5938 or visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

    WHAT FUN WE SHALL HAVE!!

  • Fri 20 Jul 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St. Michael ’s Church, Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove. B60 4JT

    From Folk to Jazz from Hollywood to Bollywood 

    Pete Hartley is one of the most experienced and in-demand musicians in the country – a virtuoso violinist, mandolinist, bandleader and composer - who has toured all over Europe and pioneered the use of the 6-string Violectra electric violin (now also endorsed by Nigel Kennedy amongst others). A truly eclectic concert.

    All proceeds in aid of the St Michael'sChurch Tower Fund 

    Tickets: £7.00

    Available from: Bob Bignell 0121 476 5938 or Pete O'Connor 01527 832797 

    For further details please visit www.pete-hartley.co.uk  Facebook/Stoke Prior Church Tower Fund or email bobcyn [at] aol [dot] com

  • Fri 6 Jul 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    The Midland Sinfonia

    Nic Fallowfield, conductor

    Tim Gill, cello

    Programme...

    • Boccherini – Symphony No.17 in A
    • Haydn – Cello Concerto No.1 in C
    • Strauss – Sextet from Capriccio
    • Mozart – Symphony No.29

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or 0121 447 7040 or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

    www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

  • Sat 23 Jun 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    Fret & Fiddle, Jazz Quintet

    • Sally Minchin – Violin and Vocals
    • Andy Bole – Guitar
    • Simon Smith – Double Bass
    • Rich Hughes – Piano
    • Steve Street – Drums

    Programme

    • Gershwin Medley
    • Nature Boy
    • Mack the Knife..................and many, many more

    A welcome return of this group playing Stéphane Grappelli-style jazz performing more perennial favourites.

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or 0121 447 7040 or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

    www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

  • Fri 22 Jun 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Beacon Church Centre,

    Whetty Lane, Rubery B45 9DL

    The Rubery Singers and local band The Lost Notes give an entertaining evening of modern music. Rubery Singers perform a selection of Nat King Cole and other numbers suitable for all ages and ears and The Lost Notes fuse bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues and pop to produce a sound as compelling as it is entertaining

     

     

     

     

     

    Tickets: £5 Children Free
    Available from : 0121 453 8733 or 07505 174044

  • Thu 21 Jun 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    The opening concert of the 2018 Bromsgrove Festival brings one of Britain's finest jazz singers, Jacqui Dankworth, and her band for an exciting evening of jazz singing and music. Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by Jacqui, and performed alongside her stellar group of musicians, the concert celebrates the music of the "Jazz Sirens", including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday and Peggy Lee, whose legacy and influence defined a classic era of jazz singing. 

    Jacqui Dankworth:

    Daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, it’s no surprise that Jacqui Dankworth is regarded as one of the UK’s finest jazz vocalists.  Although known primarily as a jazz singer, Dankworth was described by The Sunday Times as “one of our finest singers, regardless of category” and has collaborated with a diverse array of musicians and groups throughout her career including Marvin Hamlisch, Paloma Faith, Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Chick Corea. She is also an accomplished actress, having performed leading parts with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and in London West End musicals including Steven Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

    Tickets: £20 

    Available from: 01527 577330 or HERE

  • Sat 16 Jun 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

     

    Alastair Moseley and the Birmingham Philharmonic Wind Quintet

     

    A Comedy of winds


    A programme of light-hearted challenges for the Principal Wind Team of the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra
     
    A short concert (about 50 mins) followed by tea or coffee and cake
     
    Admission free - retiring collection

  • Sat 26 May 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

     

    Birmingham Conservatoire Harp Department Showcase


    A Celebration of Harp Music
     
    A short concert (about 50 mins) followed by tea or coffee and cake
     
    Admission free - retiring collection

  • Fri 18 May 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

     

     

     

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    The Hefin Flute and Harp Duo

    Programme....

    • JS Bach – Sonata in G Minor
    • Bax – Sonata for Flute and Harp
    • Debussy – Syrinx for Solo Flute
    • Debussy – Children’s Corner
    • Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata
    • Trad. – Three Welsh Folk Songs
    • Rossini – Andante con Variazioni..........and more

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch or 0121 447 7040. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

    www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk